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21 Star Flag - (1819-1820) (U.S.)

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[U.S. 21 star flag 1819] image by Clay Moss, 22 February 2007



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Description of the flag

In 1819, one star was added, representing Illinois, bringing the total number of stars to 21. There were thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies.
Rick Wyatt, 5 April 1998

This flag flew from 4 July 1819 to 3 July, 1820.
Clay Moss, 22 February 2007


Jack

[U.S. 21 star jack 1819] image by Clay Moss, 22 February 2007


Variant star arrangements

[U.S. 21 star flag 1819] image by Clay Moss, 22 February 2007

My chart sources are split 6 to 6 as to whether or not the top two rows of stars should be illustrated wider separated as shown at the top of this page, or in a more narrow formation as shown here.
Clay Moss, 22 February 2007

[U.S. 21 star flag 1819] image by Clay Moss, 22 February 2007

This arrangement represents a flag that I found in a flea market in Centralia, Illinois in 1989. It is a 3x5 foot cotton Valley Forge Flag Company reproduction. I have no clue as to its authenticity in terms of representing any actual period piece 21 star US flag.
Clay Moss, 25 February 2007